Incomprehensible Emulation

X1 (Eat Your Heart Out iMac!) X1cs Compact

X1 Turbo-Z X1f

X1g X1 Turbo

SHARP X1

The Series

  • 1982 X1
  • 1982 X1d with Floppy
  • 1983 X1c Compact Version
  • 1984 X1ck Compact Version
  • 1984 X1cs Compact Version
  • 1984 X1 Turbo ( X1 with enhanced graphics )
  • 1985 X1f
  • 1985 X1 Turbo II
  • 1986 X1g
  • 1986 X1 Turbo III
  • 1986 X1 Turbo Z
  • 1987 X1 Turbo Z II
  • 1988 X1 Turbo Z III

Basic (1982) X1 Specs

  • Z80A 4MHz
  • 6kb ROM
  • 8 Colours, 40x25 and 80x25 Text, 320x200 and 640x200 Graphics
  • Cassette interface
  • 64kb RAM, 4kb video RAM expandable
  • Later Models had Floppy Drives

X1 Turbo Z Specs

  • Z80A 4MHz
  • 128kb + 4kb ROM
  • 4096 Colours, Numerous Graphics and Text Modes
  • Sound
  • 64kb RAM, 96kb video RAM
  • 2 Floppy Drives ( 320kb or 1.2Mb )
  • S-OS Operating System

EMULATORS

There are quite a few good emulators for this system, even a pair with English menus!

You can find some system demo diskettes here.

X Millennium

This is a Windows based emulator. It is written by Puni whose site is here. It supports the X1, X1 Turbo and X1 Turbo Z.

Getting it going:

  • Unpack the distribution
  • Put the unzipped roms in the same directory
  • Put the unzipped sample program in the same directory
  • Run the executable
  • Choose FDD-0 menu option, then Open, and select the sample program
  • Wait for it to load
  • Play classic game
  • Menus are English!

Grab That Gold!

X1r

This is a DOS emulator that runs fine under Windows. It is also written by Puni whose site is here. It supports the X1 and X1 Turbo.

Getting it going:

  • Unpack the distribution
  • Put the unzipped roms in the same directory
  • Put the unzipped sample program in the same directory
  • Run X1R.COM
  • Choose the DIR menu option and navigate to the directory containing the sample game
  • Choose FDD-0 menu option then Open, and select the sample program
  • Choose Emulate menu option, then GO!
  • Wait for it to load
  • Play classic game
  • Menus are English!

WinX1

This is a Windows based emulator. It is written by Kenjo whose site is here.

Getting it going:

  • Unpack the distribution
  • Put the unzipped roms in the same directory
  • Put the unzipped sample program in the same directory
  • Run the program
  • Choose the FDD(F) menu option, then FDD0 and select the sample game
  • If you have been a bit slow and the machine has already booted - press "F" for floppy, and 0 for the drive
  • Wait for it to load
  • Play classic game

X1emu

This is a DOS protected mode emulator. It is written by Kouichi whose site is here.

Getting it going:

  • Unpack the distribution
  • Put the unzipped roms in the same directory. I am not sure if they are needed.
  • Put the unzipped second sample program in the same directory
  • Root around your system for DOS4GW.EXE and put a copy in the same directory
  • Run the program
  • Choose the FDD/CAS menu option, then FDD-0(*.2d) and select the second sample game
  • Choose the leftmost main menu option, and the first option under that to start
  • Wait for it to load
  • Play classic game
  • Press F10 for the main menu
  • To exit choose the second sub-option of the leftmost main menu option



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